How Long is Inpatient Drug Rehab
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How Long is Inpatient Drug Rehab?

Taking the first step toward bettering yourself with inpatient drug rehab is nothing short of an act of courage. It’s normal to want to know the details of how recovery works, what will happen during your treatment, and how long you’ll stay to develop long term success. While many recovery centers promote a 30-day treatment plan, what’s most beneficial is finding a facility that customizes a recovery plan to your specific needs. Understanding the basics will help you make the right decision for your journey to sobriety.

What Is Inpatient Drug Rehab?

During inpatient treatment, you’ll stay at the rehabilitation facility you choose. Because you’ll live in the center, you’ll want to explore the many California drug and alcohol rehab facilities available. Contact those of interest and learn more about their programs.

An inpatient program offers a reprieve from daily life and the many distractions that can develop at home or work that trigger substance use. The success rate of achieving sobriety in inpatient treatment is higher than that of outpatient programs. A 2018 study found that lasting success can be achieved when you alter your environment to steer you away from negative behavior, like alcohol and substance use disorder.1

Inpatient Rehab Stay

Opting to check into an inpatient rehabilitation treatment program can be disruptive to your daily life, so it’s recommended that you get your affairs in order so you can participate in treatment without distractions or outside influences. To best prepare yourself for treatment, consider your needs and whether the facility will best support you by asking these questions:

  • What types of substance use disorders does the facility treat?
  • Does the facility offer dual diagnosis?
  • What is the transition process from inpatient to outpatient treatment?
  • Are the facility and its staff licensed and credentialed?

This information will tell you more about the facility you’re considering. It will also give you greater insight into whether the center can meet your specific needs.

What to Bring to Rehab?

Because the drug rehab journey may stretch into the future more than you originally planned, it’s important to bring personal and professional items that will support you through the experience.

Ocean Hills Recovery identifies nine items that should make the trip, some optional items, and those belongings that need to stay at home, including unapproved medications, alcohol-based mouthwash, and inappropriate clothing.

Several programs promote a definitive timeline for their inpatient treatment options. Ocean Hills Recovery looks at the path to sobriety differently. Our dedicated and experienced staff knows that no one rehab length will benefit each patient the same. Inpatient drug rehab can last from 30 days to six months. But your work with the counselors and doctors will determine what timeline is best for you.

With Ocean Hills Recovery inpatient drug rehab services, you’ll receive 24/7 access to personalized care and support. Whether you’re seeking care for yourself or a loved one, the California inpatient drug rehab treatment you desire is available. Contact the Ocean Hills Recovery team for more information on the daily activities offered during inpatient treatment.






About the author:

Nicole earned her doctoral degree in Psychology with an emphasis on marriage and family therapy at California School of Professional Psychology. Her doctoral thesis was a grounded theory study exploring the role of alienation and connectedness in the life course of addiction. She specializes in treating addiction and trauma. She is certified in DBT and EMDR, two of the most highly regarded evidence-based methods in psychotherapy. Dr. Doss is a strong LGBT advocate and provides open and affirming support to her LGBT clients.

Dr. Doss’s earlier education included graduating cum laude from the University of California, Irvine in June of 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. While there, she received honors recognition by Psi Chi and Golden Key honor societies.

Nicole has been working with alcoholics and addicts in our California drug and alcohol rehab center as an advisor and counselor for many years. She is passionate about providing quality counseling and care to her clients. Her main focus is on integrating the 12 Step and disease models of addiction with experiential therapeutic theory. She is married to Greg; they have two adorable sons together and an energetic yellow Labrador Retriever.